Blackbird [2009]

An explosive drama

Mar 11 – 29, 2009
VanCity Culture Lab

Presented with Rumble Productions and the Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Written by David Harrower
Directed by Norman Armour
Featuring Jennifer Mawhinney and Russell Roberts

Ray confronts a hidden past when Una arrives suddenly at his office in David Harrower’s explosive play Blackbird. Guilt and raw emotions turn poisonous as they recollect a passionate but disastrous affair they had 15 years earlier. As tensions rise, we are left to question: where is the line between love and abuse? And can we ever break free from the shackles of the past?

One of the most talked-about plays to come out of London in years, Scottish playwright David Harrower’s award-winning play has been featured on many London and New York critics’ top 10 lists and recently received the 2007 Oliver Award for Best New Play.